Grants:APG/Proposals/2020-2021 round 2/Wikimedia Norge/Progress report form
Purpose of the report
This form is for organizations receiving Annual Plan Grants to report on their progress after completing the first 6 months of their grants. The time period covered in this form will be the first 6 months of each grant (e.g. 1 January - 30 June of the current year). This form includes four sections, addressing grant metrics, program stories, financial information, and compliance. Please contact APG/FDC staff if you have questions about this form, or concerns submitting it by the deadline. After submitting the form, organizations will also meet with APG staff to discuss their progress.
Metrics and results overview - Program Knowledge Equity: Supporting equity on Wikimedia projects
In the 2021–2022 funding period, we have made some of the metrics a bit lower than previous years. This is to calculate for the ongoing COVID situation and the effects it has on volunteers, partners, and staff members. By January 2022 there are two main consequences of the pandemic we would like to comment on: it's more challenging for us to reach the metric for Newly registered when no physical events are possible. With less resources spent on physical events, we have more resources to spend on uploads, which is reflected in the metric Content pages. Further details on our Program Knowledge Equity: Supporting equity on Wikimedia projects and the Global metrics can be read under the program section below.
We do expect that there will be long-term effects for our work from COVID also after the restrictions are lifted. Per January 2022 there are still restrictions inn Norway because of the pandemic.
New grantee-defined metric: We have changed our program structure from three programs to one. The previous metric on Diversity is no longer a valuable metric for our work since our overall focus is on increasing diversity on and off the Wikimedia projects. Our upcoming annual plan's focus on the continued Sámi project and underrepresented and indigenous languages and the Wikimedia projects, so we have chosen a new grantee-defined metric that can reflect the results of our work on this. This metric also highlights the importance of communication activities and making time to share the stories about our work with the world. For building partnerships this is an important step. In our next application for funding to the Wikimedia Foundation, we will most likely change this metric to reflect our work and partnerships with different small language communities from around the world. This way, this grantee-defined metric will change and develop as our work is proceeding.
Explanation of grantee defined metrics:
- Community hours: Hours community members spend on organizing activities or helping staff organize activities (not included are hours spend adding content)
- Blog posts about underrepresented and indigenous languages and the Wikimedia projects: Number of Wikimedia Norge blog posts written and shared in social media about our collaborations with partners on underrepresented and indigenous languages and the Wikimedia projects
|Participants||Newly registered||Content pages||Blog posts about underrepresented and indigenous languages and the Wikimedia projects||Volunteer hours|
|Knowledge Equity: Supporting equity on Wikimedia projects||Target this year:1,200
Progress end Q2: 1,352
|Target this year: 200
Progress end Q2: 110
|Target this year: 35,000
Progress end Q2: 24,300
|Target this year: 8
Progress end Q2: 4
|Target this year: 700|
Progress end Q2: 330
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Overview: Progress of Wikimedia Norge's work
Screenshot of Wikimedia Norge's Wikipedia 20 years celebration page
Wikimedia Norge's event during the 2020 Sámi Márkomeannu festival
Wikipedia 20 years icon made by Wikmedia Norge for wikinobel
In partnership with Wikitongues, Wikimedia Norge made a Northern Sámi language recording
In this progress report the reader will learn about the progress of the Wikimedia Norge program Knowledge Equity: Supporting equity on Wikimedia. The program was awarded funding from Wikimedia Foundation based on this APG funding proposal. We will share details on the global metrics, program activities and our revenues and spendings.
But first, a short introduction to the context of our work:
Norway is a country where gender issues and the rights of indigenous people are supported on a government level and by different structures in society such as national GLAM and educational institutions, organizations, the arts and by a large part of the public press. This context provides Wikimedia Norge great opportunities to align our work with the international strategic direction and focus on knowledge and communities that have been left out by structures of power and privilege. Many doors will open easier for us, compared to how it may be for other Wikimedia colleagues around the world. Our ambition is to take projects, partnerships and experience from Norway and upscale or transform to include international partnerships in the coming years. Wikimedia Norge's strategy is to try to connect our program activities to already existing structures in institutions, organizations, and in society at large instead of building these structures our selves.
Wikimedia Norge's strategy will be revised in 2022. Wikimedia Norge’s revised strategy will be for a five year period, 2022–2027. An important question to answer in the new strategy is where do we see Wikimedia Norge can grow and play a role as an important NGO in the future. From the 2030 strategy Wikimedia Norge has focused our resources so far on Recommendation 5: Ensuring Equity in Decision-Making. We are exploring ways to see if underrepresented and indigenous language communities can work more closely together globally.
Wikimedia Norge is especially invested in the progress of the work connected to hubs and right now we are awaiting a response to a Movement Strategy Implementation Grants application on Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub Research. We are motivated by the fact that the topic of language diversity is also on the list of Maryana Iskander’s 5 “puzzles” that will shape the priorities for her first six months as CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Puzzle 4: Multilingual in name only?
Remarkably, Wikimedia supports more languages than any other online platform in the world. I met volunteers from all regions of the world who are innovating across so many dimensions of language – from the digital preservation of endangered languages to developing tools that can scale knowledge across languages.— Maryana Iskander, CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation, summary on meta
Jon Harald Søby, project manager at Wikimedia Norge, took part in a meeting on language diversity that was part of Iskander’s listening tour in November 2021. In the meeting he highlighted the fact that the Incubator process should be rethought, because it likely pushes away would-be mother-tongue Wikipedia editions. He also shared a hope for the future: that smaller Wikipedia language projects will receive support from the Wikimedia Foundation rather than an exclusively focus on ‘big impact’ for ‘big projects’. We are excited to investigate what role a possible Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub can play in this important work.
We are on track with reaching our Global Metrics. The metrics have been stable or increasing over the last years.
We very much welcome the possibility to apply for multi-year funding from the Wikimedia Community Fund. In 2023 when we have a strategy for 5 years, and a multi-year annual plan, we will apply for multi-year funding from the Wikimedia Community Fund. This will give our organization more stability and the possibility to plan our work and engage in partnerships that last several years.
We are on track with our revenues and spendings. We have secured 48 % of this budget’s revenues. 34 % of our revenues comes from other funding sources than the Wikimedia Foundation APG fund for the period 1 July-31 December 2021. In comparison, for the period 1 July–31 December 2020, 27 % of our revenues were from national funding. Wikimedia Norge has in recent years worked systematically on diversifying our funds, and this work will continue in the coming years.
The reorganization of our work due to the pandemic has given us the chance to use more resources on organizational development like information work and solutions for membership sign ups and electronic payments for memberships and donations. Our communication plan will be revised in conjunction with the revision of our strategy, but we have already made some big changes in our communications efforts. For example using the blog on wikimedia.no as a channel for documentation of our work on underrepresented and indigenous languages. Making sure Wikimedia Norge stays a stable organization in terms of partnerships, community involvement, funding and good governance is an everlasting task. The stability we have now makes us capable of growing our projects from a national to an international level.
We hope you will enjoy reading this progress report and please reach out to us if you have any questions about our work!
Program: Knowledge Equity: Supporting equity on Wikimedia projects
In the following section we will share highlights from our program Knowledge Equity: Supporting equity on Wikimedia projects.
Revenues received during this six-month period
Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal = Provided exchange rate=0,11705 USD
- Important note
- the anticipated column may list revenues anticipated for the whole year instead of only the 6 months. Please make sure that this the time period clear in the table.
- In the explanation column, always mention relevant information about the numbers: what period they refer to etc.
Table 2 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.
- Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan Annual Plan Grant, Wikimedia Foundation NOK 2,029,100 507,300 507,300 1,014,600 237,506 118,759 period 6 months, grant funds only External funding NOK 900,000 209,414 232,708 442,122 105,345 51,750 period 6 months, our total budget Inkind donations NOK 300,000 35,000 45,000 80,000 35,250 9,364 period 6 months, our total budget Total revenues NOK 3,229,100 751,714 785,008 1,536,722 377,966 179,873 period 6 months, our total budget
* Provide estimates in US Dollars
Spending during this six-month period
Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.
- Important note
- Budget can be the budget for the whole year (and thus the percentage will reflect the half year and should be around 50%, or the half year, in which case the % should be around 100%. Please make that clear in the table.
- In the explanation column, always mention relevant information about the numbers: what period they refer to.
Table 3 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.
- (The "budgeted" amount is the total planned for the year as submitted in your proposal form or your revised plan, and the "cumulative" column refers to the total spent to date this year. The "percentage spent to date" is the ratio of the cumulative amount spent over the budgeted amount.)
Expense Currency Budgeted Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Budgeted ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Percentage spent to date Explanation of variances from plan Program expenses NOK 460,000 113,813 76,771 190,584 53,843 22,394 42 % 6 months, our total budget Operations NOK 799,000 176,985 110,476 287,461 112,368 33,777 30 % 6 months, our total budget Staff expenses NOK 1,950,000 498,724 516,816 1,015,540 228,248 118,869 52 % 6 months, our total budget TOTAL NOK 3,209,000 789,522 704,063 1,493,585 375,614 175,496 47 % 6 months, our total budget
* Provide estimates in US Dollars
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Resources to plan for measurement
- Global metrics are an important starting point for grantees when it comes to measuring programmatic impact (Learning Patterns and Tutorial) but don’t stop there.
- Logic Models provide a framework for mapping your pathway to impact through the cause and effect chain from inputs to outputs to outcomes. Develop a logic model to map out your theory of change and determine the metrics and measures for your programs.
- Importantly, both qualitative and quantitative measures are important so consider both as you determine measures for your evaluation and be sure to ask the right questions to be sure to capture your program stories.
Resources for storytelling
- WMF storytelling series and toolkit (DRAFT)
- Online workshop on Storytelling. By Frameworks institute
- The origin of storytelling
- Story frames, with a focus on news-worthiness.
- Reading guide: Storytelling and Social change. By Working Narratives
- The uses of the story.
- Case studies.
- Blog: 3 Tips on telling stories that move people to action. By Paul VanDeCarr (Working Narratives), on Philanthropy.com
- Building bridges using narrative techniques. By Sparknow.net
- Differences between a report and a story
- Question guides and exercises.
- Guide: Tools for Knowledge and Learning. By Overseas Development Institute (UK).
- Developing a strategy
- Collaboration mechanisms
- Knowledge sharing and learning
- Capturing and storing knowledge.